Engineering and manufacturing
What is this qualification?
This qualification has been developed to provide learners with a skills
and knowledge they will need to carry out the role of a machinist.
It covers the relevant H&S requirements to ensure that all aspects of the
machinist role can be carried out safely.
What are the pre-requisites?
Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry
requirements for this qualification; however centres should ensure that
the learners have the potential to achieve this qualification. Learners must
have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning
outcomes and the external assessment.
Centres should make learners with particular requirements aware of the
content of the qualification and they should be given every opportunity to
successfully complete the qualification. EAL will consider any reasonable
suggestions for, and from, those with disabilities that would help them
to achieve the learning outcomes without compromising the standards
When used as part of an apprenticeship standard, apprentices must have
achieved the requirements of the foundation phase of the apprenticeship in
line with the apprenticeship standard they are working towards.
Who is this qualification for?
Learners who are working towards a relevant apprenticeship standard.
Learners who are looking to advance to the development phase of a
relevant apprenticeship standard.